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Learning Profiles


How Learning Profiles Can Strengthen Your Teaching

What Is The Best Way to Identify and Address All of My Students’ Learning Profiles?


Assess and match a student’s Reading Profile

Commercial site offering a free online learning style profile test

Reading Resources


25 Reading Strategies That Work

Techniques for Teaching Beginning-Level Reading to Adults – NCSALL

Summary of Scientifically Based Research Principles: Teaching Adults to Read, A National Institute for Literacy Publication


GCF Lean Free Reading Activities
A site for learners full of free and interactive learn-to-read tools designed specifically for adults.


General Resources

Specific teaching strategies with complete descriptions for small group

Tutor Help Center
Literacy/ABE Resources 
Learning Disabilities

Vocabulary development strategies discussion group

Yahoo discussion list. Requires sign-in.

Using Video with Adult Learners- Links and Resources

Information on brain based education theories

Concepts and Principles for both native and immigrants leaning English
Includes learning activities.

Tool Kit for use of EFF Teaching/Learning Cycle in adult education settings

Strategies on teaching from a Latino perspective

Strategies on teaching from a Native American perspective

Creating Authentic Materials and Activities for the Adult Literacy Classroom

Interactive On-Line Adult Literacy Tutor/Teaching Course

Common Core Roadmap

California Distance Learning Project: Adult Learning Activities

BBC Skillswise English
Practical literacy skills for adults in reading, writing, spelling, grammar, and verbal communication skills.

Classroom resources and professional development for educators.

The Learning Progressions for Numeracy and Literacy
National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults.

Literacy Volunteers of Wayne County Self-Study Tutor Training
Paper Based course with open ended questions.

Virginia Literacy Foundation Adult Basic Literacy Tutor Training Workshop
Training course set up like a blog. Users can easily navigate between pages and modules.

ProLiteracy’s Free Online Courses
Requires users to sign-ups.


 Lesson Plans
Writing Resources

Lesson ideas with handouts for tutoring reading and writing

Lesson plan on sentence building.

Lesson plan on sentence structure


 Lesson Plans
Reading Resources

Tongue twisters!

Lesson ideas with handouts for tutoring reading and writing

 Lesson Plans
Technology Resources

Evaluating websites for use as source material

Article on choosing & using technology in lesson planning

Article on choosing & using software in the classroom

Article on technology-based projects and resources

Lesson plans that integrate technology

Online grammar lessons

 Lesson Plans
Math/Numeracy Resources

Math Lesson plans and handouts for tutors

Games on the computer to help with basic math skills

Worksheets/handouts for basic math skills

Self-correcting online flashcards for basic math skills

Hand outs for a variety of basic math skills


 Lesson Plans
General Resources

Lesson plans for practical tasks that use math, reading and critical thinking

LINCS portal to lesson plan on math, reading, writing and health

Learning activities for academic and life skills

Search for lesson plans by keyword

Help for teachers to write focused lesson plans

Website created to help you plan lesson plans, as well as provide archived lesson plans used and created by other teacher/tutors.

Teacher resources: sample lessons, lessons from teachers in the fields, and TV 411 research

Adult Education Handbook and Toolkit

Strategies and lesson plans for the ABE tutor

The Text-Mapping Project.

Idea Book to integrate work skills and basic skills including communication skills, decision-making skills, interpersonal skills, life-long learning skills.

Lessons for reading comprehension with use of internet articles.

A Course with 13 lessons teaching basics of reading at 0-6 reading levels

Selection of lesson plans, (grouped by subject), designed by adult literacy teachers that incorporate Internet resources

Understanding What Reading is All About, teaching materials and lessons for ABE learners

Teaching aids for tutors including games, scavenger hunts, policy updates, curriculum checklist

Interactive On-Line Adult Literacy Tutor/Teaching Course

 Teaching Tips
Reading Resources

Tips for tutoring reading.

Free online course in helping adult learners read.


 Teaching Tips
Writing Resources

Resources for reading, writing & spelling

Writing Instruction Tutor Tips

 Teaching Tips
Math Resources

Tips from a Washington state program on how to teach math.

 Teaching Tips
General Resources

Emotional Literacy: The Elephant in the Room for Adult Learners and Programs

Game - In Choice of the Dragon, you get to be one — as nice or as mean as you want!

Provides “Links of the Week” to provide ideas and materials for tutors

Tips to use technology in the classroom.

California's online resource guide for new ABE teachers.

This site contains tips on teaching students with learning differences.

Teaching tips that change daily

Online health literacy reference guide.

Article on coping with mixed ability classrooms

Interactive On-Line Adult Literacy Tutor/Teaching Course

Ways to Integrate Technology into ABE


Language and Literacy.

Worksheets with answer keys.

Create all kinds of things with this Dynamic Paper tool.

Lesson ideas and handouts on how to tutor math.

Lesson ideas with handouts for tutoring reading and writing

Site contains lesson plans by category.

Includes handouts for Reading, Math, and Language

Provides ideas for fun games to play

Provides current news stories to use in lessons. Gives full story, abridged story, and outline, as well as word definitions, and activities to test work comprehension.

Interactive online lessons for students: Lesson 1   Lesson 2   Lesson 3   Lesson 4   Lesson 5

Handouts for basic handwriting, basic reading, spelling and phonology

Handouts across the curriculum

Spelling handouts

Phonics word searches

Reading comprehension exercises

Worksheet to develop writing topics and topic sentences

General Literacy/ABE Resources

AwesomeStories.com: The story place on the web

Research on ABE learner persistence

Research on applying learning theory in the classroom

Research on participatory approaches to Literacy and ABE

Information on multiple intelligences and implications for ABE

Characteristics of Adult Learners Vs. Childhood Learners

Adult Education Tutor Support Learning Style Quiz

The Notebook
ProLiteracy’s tri-annual publication of lesson plans and suggested activities that covers ESL, GED, and Citizenship. Available in PDF format.

Tutor Training Video Playlist – Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville

The Four Ways Adults Learn Video Lecture

Literacy DuPage’s Youtube Page
Contains short videos of actual one on one tutoring that can be used as examples of activities and how to teach adults.

Literacy DuPage – Free Lesson Packets






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